A “Joanne the Scammer” TV Show Is In The Works
Revealed during Janet Mock’s podcast, Branden Miller, the man behind “Joanne the Scammer,” says a show is being developed about his character.
Social media star and brainchild behind those popular “Joanne the Scammer” memes, Branden Miller, appeared on Janet Mock’s Never Before podcast with some intriguing news. It appears that Joanne will be coming to the streaming service, Netflix, with a show developed by Miller, comedian Joe Mande and entertainment company Super Deluxe.
Confirming the news to PAPER Magazine via e-mail, Miller, and a rep from Super Deluxe, said, “We are currently working on the creative and will be taking it out to buyers and distribution partners soon.” The as-yet-to-be titled show will feature Branden Miller’s captivating character, Joanne the Scammer, hilarious foibles, triumphs and, of course, scams.
Mande, whose comedy special can currently be seen on Netflix, has legit credits. From working on Parks and Recreation to Kroll Show, it seems like The Scammer is in good hands when it comes to transitioning from the internet world to television. “I can’t even speak that far ahead because I don’t even know. All I know is we start off with her being married to this rich white older guy… or maybe he’s not even older. And he drops her, so she’s trying to get to that place again of being Caucasian — whatever she thinks that is. Instagram gives you one minute of that, the show will give you the whole storyline,” Miller said during his podcast chat about developing the possible sitcom.
Has the hype train ran out on Joanne the Scammer’s possible move to television? Or will this be another case of the internet creating something that helps to sustain the small screen? Whatever the case may be we’ll be keeping our eyes out for what happens with this Joanne the Scammer project.